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Office lunch in Venice

PlatypusJ Jun 19, 2007 02:06 PM

I'm taking 2 summer associates at my firm to lunch tomorrow, and I'd like to go someplace in Venice so we can swing by the Pinkberry afterwards. We have a lunch budget of $30 per person (including tax/tip). I'd like to give them some delicious options. Food takes priority over atmosphere, but I'd still like to have as much atmosphere as possible.

Any suggestions?

  1. mollyomormon Jun 19, 2007 02:09 PM


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    1. re: mollyomormon
      PlatypusJ Jun 19, 2007 02:15 PM

      Thanks Molly, I was thinking Joe's!

      1. re: PlatypusJ
        Rummy Jun 20, 2007 08:44 AM

        Definitely Joe's for the great food (and it's closest to Pinkberry).

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      logan Jun 19, 2007 02:13 PM

      The rose cafe (on rose, duh) is a nice pretty outdoor restaurant. Food is decent. Some people love it, but I don't. Poached salmon, quiches, lots of salads, that kind of place. Semi historic and pretty though.

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      1. re: logan
        glutton Jun 19, 2007 03:07 PM

        I like Rose Cafe -- simple, reliable, nice setting. Lilly's on Abbot Kinney is another option. Both of these options are second behind Joe's -- that's the head of the class in the Venice area.

        1. re: glutton
          Emme Jun 19, 2007 09:39 PM

          Love Rose and Lilly's as well as James' Beach and 26 Beach suggested below.

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        Burger Boy Jun 19, 2007 03:42 PM

        Try the garden at 26 Beach restaurant. 3100 Washington Blvd.

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        1. re: Burger Boy
          LisaStitch Jun 20, 2007 12:05 PM

          26 Beach is also closer to the Marina Del Rey Pinkberry at Lincoln & Maxella, not walking distance, but just a few blocks.

          I also love to get a burger and beer at Hal's - almost across the street from the Venice Pinkberry. Lilly's is nice too, if you aren't looking for burgers and beer :)

        2. mollyomormon Jun 20, 2007 11:26 AM

          Please let us know how it was wherever you end up going!

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          1. re: mollyomormon
            PlatypusJ Jun 20, 2007 02:42 PM

            Thanks everybody! We ended up going to Joe's. Loved it! I got the salmon, which was crispy on the outside and pink on the inside, just the way I like it. Also had the leek soup which I enjoyed. The summers had salmon and a shrimp dish. VERY reasonably priced! There was more than enough money left over in our budget for Pinkberries.

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